Kane County Cougars

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Team History[edit]

1991-2015 logo

The Kane County Cougars began play in the Midwest League in 1991 when the Wausau Timbers relocated to Geneva, IL (a suburb about 40 miles west of Chicago).

The Cougars lost their affiliation in the Minor League Reorganization after the 2020 season but resurfaced the following year in the independent American Association.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1991 68-67 7th Bob Miscik Lost in 1st round Oneri Fleita Larry McCall
1992 61-76 10th Joel Youngblood Rich Dauer Larry McCall
1993 75-62 6th Carlos Tosca Jose Castro Brian Peterson
1994 71-68 7th Lynn Jones Rod Allen Brian Peterson
1995 69-69 7th Lynn Jones Lost in 1st round Rod Allen Brian Peterson
1996 65-68 9th Lynn Jones Matt Winters Brian Peterson
1997 70-68 5th Lynn Jones Lost League Finals Matt Winters Brian Peterson
1998 69-71 10th Juan Bustabad Matt Winters Steve Luebber
1999 78-59 1st Rick Renteria Lost in 2nd round Matt Winters Rick Mahler
2000 74-65 4th Russ Morman Lost in 1st round Matt Winters Jeff Andrews
2001 88-50 1st Russ Morman League Champs * Matt Winters Rey Mendoza
2002 64-75 10th Steve Phillips Paul Sanagorski Gil Lopez
2003 80-59 1st Webster Garrison Lost in 1st round Eddie Williams Jim Coffman
2004 83-56 1st Dave Joppie Lost League Finals Aaron Nieckula Fernando Arroyo
2005 67-72 10th Dave Joppie Aaron Nieckula Garvin Alston
2006 79-60 2nd Aaron Nieckula Lost League Finals Tim Garland Garvin Alston
2007 63-76 10th Aaron Nieckula Benny Winslow Don Schulze
2008 72-66 6th (t) Aaron Nieckula Lost in 1st round Haas Pratt Don Schulze
2009 76-64 6th Steve Scarsone Lost in 1st round Haas Pratt Jimmy Escalante
2010 71-67 9th Aaron Nieckula Lost in 2nd round Haas Pratt Jimmy Escalante
2011 65-74 12th Vance Wilson Lost in 2nd round Damon Hollins Jim Brower
2012 68-72 10th Brian Buchanan Julio Bruno Jim Brower
2013 55-80 15th Mark Johnson Tom Beyers Ron Villone
2014 91-49 1st Mark Johnson League Champs Tom Beyers David Rosario Chris Gutierrez
2015 84-54 2nd Mark Grudzielanek Lost in 1st round Vince Harrison Doug Bochtler
2016 65-75 11th (t) Mike Benjamin Jon Mathews Rich Sauveur Shawn Roof
2017 72-65 5th (t) Butch Hobson Lost in 1st round Jose Amado Rich Sauveur Darrin Garner
2018 72-66 6th Blake Lalli Rick Short Rich Sauveur Jorge Cortes
2019 81-58 2nd (t) Vince Harrison Lost in 1st round Micah Franklin Mike Parrott Carlos Mesa
2020 Season cancelled
  • *League Finals cancelled in 2001 with Kane County leading the South Bend Silver Hawks 1 game to 0. Kane County declared champions.

Related Sites[edit]

Kane County Cougars.com